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Ricky Kinchen of Mint Condition

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by ElMon, Oct 21, 2006.


  1. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
  2. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    bump
     
  3. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Lakewood, OH
    i have live from the 9:30 club. It's a pretty good album. A lot of their stuff sounds the same (on this album at least). The bass player seems simple and solid. i didn't really hear any stretching out or craziness, which is okay with me.

    are their studio albums good, better?
     
  4. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    One of the reasons I dig Mint Condtion is that they are a R&B band, with a bassist, drummer etc. I dig Kinchen's bass slung-very-low grooves. I killer live act!!!
     
  5. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK


    The condensed intensity on the live cut is what makes it amazing IMO.
     
  6. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Lakewood, OH
    i agree, it is some nice intensity. what other albums of theirs would you recommend?
     
  7. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Amen!
     
  8. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK


    Livin the Luxury Brown, or basically any of their albums.

    http://www.mintconditionmusic.com/main.htm



    One of the last 'true' R&B acts IMO.
     
  9. seebee

    seebee

    Dec 17, 2004
    Philadelphia,Pa
  10. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    very funky and underated, thanks for bringing him and MC up!!
     
  11. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    Racine,Wi
    If you really wanna hear him stretch out get the first album "Meant to be Mint" it's light years away from thier current stuff which is more radio oriented. Kinchen gets off on that one right from the very first song "Close to Thee".
     
  12. terrelli721

    terrelli721

    Mar 19, 2006
    Indianapolis
    he's a monster player
     
  13. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    I don't know about 'monster' but he's a very good & solid player! I can't stand the 'slung low' style he wears his bass though! Is he still slinging Warwicks?
     
  14. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    Vero Beach, FL
    he was featured in bass player several years back
     
  15. Minato_Chan

    Minato_Chan

    Oct 27, 2011
    "7..." and "Music @ the Speed of Life" are good albums from MC.
     
  16. T-MOST

    T-MOST

    Dec 10, 2004
    NJ via NYC
    I've seen MC 3 times over the years and this band incredibly freaking talented and tight! Rick is great player... The way he grooves and nails those arrangements is awsome!
     
  17. BobaFret

    BobaFret

    Jan 22, 2008
    Stokely is a badass on the drums as well. I first heard and saw him as a drummer, didn't know he sang until years later.


    here he's messing around at a sound check or something.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q7KawXA_VI
     
  18. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Bumping this zombie thread.

    STILL love this album ...
    STILL wear my bass slung low ...
    STILL aspire to play such solid, supportive basslines, AND sing background vocals.

    Live at the 9:30 Club is on Spotify.

    Life is good
     
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